Announcing “C.J. Ramstad Memorial Trail Ride” for Waconia Ride-In January 26, 2008

The Waconia 2008 Committee has announced that its traditional trail ride on Saturday, January 26, 2008 has been named the “C.J. Ramstad Memorial Trail Ride”. The Committee asks that trail riders consider making a cash donation in honor of C.J. who gave so much to our winter passion and made such a profoundly positive impact on snowmobiling through his advocacy, publicity and promotion. C.J. showed the general public how fun snowmobiling was through example and through his extensive photo gallery.

All cash contributions will be forwarded to the Snowmobile Hall of Fame in St. Germain, WI, where they are constructing a Ramstad Library and Media Center — a special room/display of C.J’s photographs and historic artifacts.

CJ RamstadThe Waconia event features a famous trail ride, where over 400 vintage and antique snow machines gather for a fun jaunt over the lake and on local trails. This ride gets more popular every year. C.J’s wife Karla has agreed to lead the trail ride on C.J’s beloved 1968 black Arctic Cat Panther. Daughter Marli has shown interest in attending as well.

Waconia is a southwest suburb of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. The weekend event has grown into the largest classic snowmobile event on snow. In other Waconia 2008 updates:

– Polaris will be the feature snowmobile this year.
– We have tentative confirmation of many Polaris legends and VIP’s to attend, including Mike Baker, Burt Basset, Jim Bernat, Bob Eastman, Herb Howe, founder David Johnson, Leroy Lindblad, Ray Monsrud, Les Pinz, Larry Rugland and Andy Wells (of Lil’ Andy fame). Expect a robust autograph session!
– New this year will be Saturday ROLA (one lunger) racing, as well as a Saturday radar fun run and Sunday all–out drag racing.
– Huge judged show on Sunday, as usual.

See for details and updates right up to the January 26-27 2008 event.

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